I think not!

In normal speech, we don’t usually say “I think not,” because it’s an old-fashioned form of English. (We usually say “I don’t think so.”) Using this older phrase sounds more dramatic. You can use it to express a strong feeling against something, with a joking tone.

Share a room with a stranger? I think not!

Nine dollars for a smoothie? I think not!

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